Juventus is set to entertain Premier League high-flyers Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night as part of the first leg of the Champions League knockout stages. The visitors come into this contest in terrific form at the back of a brilliant 1-0 home win against Arsenal in the North London derby on Saturday. The Spurs are unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions with their last defeat coming at the hands of the Premier League champions-elect Manchester City. Hence, Mauricio Pochettino will be confident about his side’s chances of getting a result at the Juventus Stadium.
Meanwhile, the home team are in sensational form as well after securing a 2-0 victory at Fiorentina on Saturday. The Turin-based side has not tasted defeat in their previous 16 matches in all competitions with their last defeat coming way back in November in a 3-2 away defeat at Sampdoria. The Bianconeri will come into this contest in top shape and might want to keep a clean sheet on the night to bolster their chances of qualification, with a trip to Wembley Stadium looming on the horizon.
Both teams will come into this clash in red-hot form which could make this contest an entertaining one.
Both teams have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game on Tuesday night. Tottenham Hotspur have decided to leave Toby Alderweireld out of their squad for the trip to Turin while Juventus is expected to lineup with the same squad that faced Fiorentina last weekend.
Juventus: Buffon, Lichtsteiner, Benatia, Chiellini, Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Marchisio, Bernarderschi, Higuain, Mandzukic
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele, Alli, Eriksen; Son, Kane
A lot will depend on how successful Giorgio Chiellini is to neutralise the threat of Harry Kane. Claudio Marchisio will also be an integral figure in the midfield while Gonzalo Higuain will responsible to lead the lines and get his name on the scoresheet versus the Spurs defence.
Davinson Sanchez needs to put up a strong performance if the Spurs are to have any chance of keeping the Juventus attack at bay. Christian Eriksen will also be a key figure in the Spurs midfield and will be tasked with creating chances for Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Heung-min Son to feed on.
The major story of the match will be all about Harry Kane up top and whether he can continue his wonderful goal-scoring run versus one of Europe’s best defences.
Juventus win: 6/4
Tottenham Hotspur win: 7/2
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